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Does the heat make you feel ill

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by borderter, Jul 17, 2016.

  1. borderter

    borderter Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Talking to a fellow diabetic found that we both really fear the heat as makes us feel really ill so anyone else too and just how do you deal with it
     
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  2. SunnyExpat

    SunnyExpat Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    No, I love the heat.
     
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  3. tim2000s

    tim2000s Type 1 · Expert
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    Nope. Just makes me hot. Love to roll out the shorts and flip flops then sit outside and sup chilled prosecco!


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  4. chalup

    chalup Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I do not handle heat well. A/C is my friend
     
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    13lizanne Type 2 · Expert

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    Like @AnitaMac I feel nauseous, dizzy and I also get short-tempered I hide from the heat indoors as much as I can. My BS levels are also higher in the heat
     
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  6. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    I do not handle extremely hot days well at all but that's not down to diabetes but one of my co morbidities.
     
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    Munkki Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I feel less hungry on LCHF I guess, but otherwise enjoy it in moderation ;)
     
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    lynnstorm1976 Type 2 · Newbie

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    I hate the hot weather, makes me feel ill, I also have fibromyalgia, and my internal is broken, can go from hot to cold in seconds. Even though blood sugars are really well under control, I get hypo's with the heat.
     
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  9. SunnyExpat

    SunnyExpat Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    I have to confess, although I love the heat, I do need several towels in the truck, as I always need to wipe my face, as I still manage to sweat so much that there are times I can't see.
    And I can get through litres of liquids a day.
     
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    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It may be personal and not diabetes related, of course.

    I am quite enjoying the hot weather (although we are still in the mid 20s here near the sea. The mid 30s inland would probably have me struggling a bit).

    My non-diabetic wife cannot handle the heat at all - once the temperature is over about 23C she just has to go and lie down in a cool room.

    So yet again, correlation and causation not lining up. ;)
     
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  11. Enclave

    Enclave Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member
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    I don't like the heat it makes me ratty .. The wife cannot handle heat or sunshine (sunshine, with or without heat) she faints !!!!!! She also cannot sweat, so I have to throw a bucket of cool water over her when she's passed out in the heat.
     
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  12. shwe_shan

    shwe_shan Type 2 · Newbie

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    I absolutely hate the heat. It's not because of the diabetes, although it does seriously affect it, but my makeup. Since a small child I have always associated it with pain, my joints swell up. All I can do, apart from going to a cold climate every summer, is to keep from going out in it if possible, have a fan on me all the time, wear thin loose clothing and sipping water, room temperature,, every ten minutes. Also sitting in a darkened room with the windows wide open can help.
     
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  13. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Guru
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    Never liked it. Even as a child.
    The rest of my family think they are lizards.
    I am a mushroom.
    :D
     
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  14. Brunneria

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    THANK YOU! you have reminded me I have 2 small USB fans. One for on the desk, and one for blowing up my skirt under the desk.

    I kid you not.

    Makes SUCH a difference!!!
     
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  15. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    I love the heat, and always have done. Today's 29c is perfect working outdoors, like gardening, weather for me. I also don't find it too humid (or indeed humid at all), right now.

    Wryy not, it'll be back to BAU in a few days and I'll be back to whinging, rather that smiling from eat to ear. :D <<<< see!
     
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    chalup Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Like Brunneria I am a mushroom with a little usb fan on my desk. Never thought of blowing a fan up my skirt, sounds like a fantastic idea to me :wideyed::cool::p
     
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    6cats Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Find it very difficult But I think that is more down to my under active thyroid of many years! Can't really manage effectively with continually changing weather!

    Sent from my MotoE2(4G-LTE) using Diabetes.co.uk Forum mobile app
     
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    thebean Type 2 · Newbie

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    If I had a fan blowing up my skirt, the wife would wonder why I was wearing a skirt.
     
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    holmroad Type 1 · Member

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    Like heat but only up to 78deg F!
    (Type 1, Levemir/Novorapid Basal Bolus regime)
     
  20. Pipp

    Pipp Type 2 · Expert
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    Makes me ill. Even as a child, Before I became old, fat and grumpy.
    Sun brings out an allergic rash. Have to watch for asthma worsening, least effort has me wheezing. I cannot eat, still get stomach upsets though. Joints ache. Sweat profusely. Hot days are non-days for me as I cannot function. Or get comfortable enough to sleep through them. Today BG levels have been very erratic.
    I don't like very cold weather much, either. Different problems with that, but would choose too cold over too hot every time.
    I quite like spring and autumn, so it is not all gloom and doom.
     
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